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Is Obama Leaving for Hawaii Friday?

President Obama could leave for Hawaii as early as Friday to join his wife and daughters, who have been vacationing on Oahu since Saturday. Obama’s schedule for Friday, released by the White House this evening, lists only the presidential daily briefing and a meeting with senior advisers – and both are suspiciously marked “TBD” with respect to the timing. A deal reached this evening between

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Obama $40 Event Delayed Until 1 PM ET

Come on, we’re only running 45 minutes late. And the White House has decided that this publicity stunt will be sufficient briefing for the press, canceling Jay Carney’s scheduled 1:30 pm briefing. The event has concluded.

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Did Bo Return From Hawaii for Obama’s Photo Op?

Updated 1:43 pm ET Bo Obama was supposed to be in Hawaii. Instead, he showed up at President Obama’s side Wednesday shopping for treats at PetSmart According to Michelle Obama’s press office, the first dog was planning to go to Hawaii with the first lady and the Obama daughters. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that he in fact had gone there. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser quoted an eyewitness

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Obama Launches “$40” Payroll Tax Cut Campaign

President Obama is stepping up his PR war against House Republicans with a just-scheduled 12:15 pm ET appearance at the White House to tout a new campaign highlighting the tax break families will lose if the partial payroll tax holiday is not extended. From the White House: In the afternoon, the President will continue to urge House Republicans to do what’s right for the American

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